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Village Teacher

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This is the fourth installment of the hilarious Ragley-on-the-Forest village school series. It's 1980: recession and unemployment have hit Britain, a royal wedding is on the way, and the whole country is wondering Who Shot JR? As Jack returns for his fourth year at Ragley-on-the Forest School, there's a definite chill in the air. Village schools are being closed down all over the place - will his be one of them? As school life continues - Vera, the school secretary, has to grapple with a new-fangled electric typewriter, Ruby celebrates ten years as the school cleaner, and the village panto throws up some unusual problems - Jack wonders what the future holds..."Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure". (Alan Titchmarsh).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552157880
  • 9780552157889
  • 85,631

Review quote

"Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own" York Press "There's a warmth and generosity of spirit that pervades the book and the characters and setting are well-drawn and involving" Choice, Paperback Book of the Month, Nov 2010show more

About Jack Sheffield

Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop Man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. In the late 70s and 80s, he was a head teacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in primary education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time he began to record his many amusing stories of village life. He lives in York and Hampshire. Visit his website at www.jacksheffield.com.show more

Review Text

"Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own"show more

Back cover copy

It's 1980: recession and unemployment have hit Britain, a royal wedding is on the way, and the whole country is wondering Who Shot JR? As Jack returns for his fourth year at Ragley-on-the Forest School, there's a definite chill in the air. Village schools are being closed down all over the place - will his be one of them? As school life continues - Vera, the school secretary, has to grapple with a new-fangled electric typewriter, Ruby celebrates ten years as the school cleaner, and the village panto throws up some unusual problems - Jack wonders what the future holds. . .show more

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137 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 38% (52)
4 38% (52)
3 18% (25)
2 4% (6)
1 1% (2)
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